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Drive Here and Devastate Me by Megan Falley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781938912863
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Published: Write Bloody Publishing - September 26th, 2018

When I say these are poems about love, I mean these are poems about the envy you feel for your lover's attachment to the dog, the love-poem you imagine being written about you, odes to the way red lipstick can raise you from the grave. When I say this is a book for everyone who's ever thought about love, I mean your relationship status is Read this Book. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Nothing Is Okay by Rachel Wiley - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781943735303
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Published: Button Poetry - March 20th, 2018

One Black Mirror episode featured a digital imprint taken of your brain, which was then converted into its own sentient being, able to understand you completely. This book is the analog version of that. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters by Sam Sax - Book Review

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By Sam Sax
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ISBN: 9780989641548
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Published: Button Poetry - June 2014

“Forgive my bluntness, but... Goddamn, Sam Sax can write some poems. Ross Gay” And he can. There are some fabulous images. He just explores what it was/is to be him in raw and coarse language. Each section is prefaced with three types of monsters. He then takes his version of them and not the mythological versions we know. Yet, they are not far off. He gives us his stories. He gives us a look into this world. He gives us some amazing, harsh things to think about. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


We Slept Here by Sierra Demulder - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780989641586
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Published: Button Poetry - January 6th, 2015

The writing is straightforward. A few poems are shaped like the feelings and thoughts portrayed. Therefore, they spiral out of control. Most are bare without a lot of frills. Demulder takes her experiences and presents them in ways people who can relate. Mature themes. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


New American Best Friend by Olivia Gatwood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781943735105
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Published: Button Poetry - March 28th, 2017

Gatwood puts it all out there without holding back. She hits you right in the face with both fists. The poems show how we grow up. The stages we take to get to become an adult who is probably as confused as that young girl who had her first kisses (yes there are two firsts). How trying to fit in is easy once you learn the rules and if you follow them to the letter. But finally, Gatwood shows us how we can celebrate who we are as women. Mature context/language makes this not for everyone. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Volume I: The Poems: Revised Second Edition by Richard J. Finneran - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780684807317
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Published: Scribner - September 9th, 1996

Like the other modernist poets, there are things not to like about Yeats the person and some poems and plays here that might best be skipped (e.g., "A Stick of Incense," the plays in general, and his arcane theosophy), but he very well might be my single favorite poet (at least sometimes). His early work is gorgeous, magical, and rightly remembered like the "Lake Isle of Innisfree" with its “lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore.” But it’s really his late work, after a profound transformation in his style, that catapults him to his stature as one of the greatest poets in the language. Beyond the consistently-anthologized poems like "The Second Coming," virtually everything from 1928's The Tower through to the end of his life is remarkable. Even if one might not agree with his politics, his metaphor for the turbulent times of the Irish Civil War is perennially apropos – “We are but weasels fighting in a hole.” His long poems and sequences are major accomplishments, even if he is, as the Welsh poet Leslie Norris said, "the greatest stupid poet." ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


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